A choose-your-own adventure pizza experience where there’s something for everyone.
Boxpark Wembley’s only been open for a couple of months, and it’s already making its mark on North London. Amongst the shiny hipster food hall’s traders is Zia Lucia, a ‘proper Italian pizza’ joint with a modern twist: the twist being you can choose between four different types of dough.
On the menu are a huge variety of pizzas for everyone to enjoy, plenty of extra toppings, and the four bases you can choose to have any pizza made on: original, gluten-free, vegetable charcoal and wholemeal.
We opted for a refreshing burrata and pepper starter, followed by a Spicy Burrata pizza on a charcoal base (tomato, mozzarella, fresh burrata and spianata spicy salami), and the vegan-friendly La Vegana on a gluten-free base (butternut squash puree, fresh tomatoes da campo, asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes).
If you love burrata and you love pizza, this is definitely the place for you.
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Pizza heaven from @zialuciapizza at @boxparkwembley. We tried their Spicy Burrata pizza with a charcoal base (our favourite, from the toppings to the crisp light base), the vegan-friendly La Vegana with butternut squash on a gluten-free base, the refreshing burrata and pepper appetiser, and absolutely sinful slices of Nutella stuffed crust berry pizza for dessert. Swipe for slowmos because I know you want them, and stay tuned for my full review on Top City Bites (keep an eye on my stories today). . (Editor's #invite through @toplondonrestaurants) . . . #northlondon #londonfoodblogger #beautifulfood #pizza #londoneats #londoncheapeats #cheapeats #boxpark #lunching #pizzaheaven #veganpizza #glutenfreepizza #lunchgoals #italianfood #pizzaria #foodstagram #instapizza #pizzaporn #foodporn #toplondonrestaurants #foodgram #foodblogger #foodwriter #foodphotography #eeeeats #lefooding #tastelondon #italianpizza
Our favourite was definitely the Spicy Burrata, with the charcoal base perfectly crisp and light, and the toppings creamy, spicy and deliciously savoury.
The La Vegana was a lovely option for veggies, and while the gluten-free base was a little on the heavy side, it made a nice change from the usual dry, crumbly dust you sometimes with GF pizza base alternatives.
And to finish: dessert pizza! Nutella stuffed-crust crisp dough with more Nutella on top and fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey.
This was wicked, and incredibly good. I don’t think the honey served much purpose as the Nutella was already sweet enough, but it didn’t do any harm either. A little fresh whipped cream would have lightened up the cloyingness of all the chocolate and complimented the berries, but overall it was a very pleasingly indulgent way to end a pizza feast.
So if you’re around in North London and down for Italian-style pizza with a buzzy atmosphere, hit Zia Lucia in Boxpark Wembley.